Thursday, October 14, 2010

Progress....

I am almost at the end of week 2 of this 8 week weight loss program and I am starting to see some progress. The diet part of this program isnt so bad. I just have to come up with lots of new recipes to try so I dont get bored with my food choices. I found a recipe for black bean brownies that I have been wanting to try. They look and taste delicious and are a healthy alternative to regular brownies. Here is the recipe:




Ingredients

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee (optional)
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x8 square baking dish.
  2. Combine the black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract, sugar, and instant coffee in a blender; blend until smooth; pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. I like to mix in some chocolate chips.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes.        

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  4. How interesting. I've never put black beans and brownies in the same sentence, let alone the same batch. Great way to make something sinful healthier. Thanks for sharing and good luck. Keep up the good work.

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